An iPad mini without some cool accessories is like a birthday cake without the icing. Sure, it’s still good. But there’s something missing that makes a major difference (and yes, I know that there are some folks out there who basically see birthday cake as an icing delivery mechanism!).
And so, if you’re recently purchased or received an iPad mini, or you’re about to buy one for someone special in your life, then here are three must-have accessories to complement and complete the user experience:
- Protective Case
The debate rages on as to the best kind of iPad mini protective case. Some people swear by hard case brands like Hard Candy and OtterBox, while others like soft case brands like Targus and Griffin. Whatever your preference — and your budget, since prices for quality protective cases range from about $20 to over $50 — make sure that you get one to protect your investment. Knocking it over or dropping it (hopefully while it’s within a backpack or other bag) is just a matter of time, and fixing dents and cracks isn’t covered by the warranty.
- Lightening Car Charger
Apple says that the average iPad mini battery life is 10 hours per full charge, but this can drop down considerably with heavy use, or just as the battery gets older. Rather than running out of juice or having to search desperately for an outlet, grab a high-quality lightening car charger and recharge while you’re on the road.
- Dashboard Mount
While you never want to text and drive — or do anything else with your iPad mini that could be distracting — you nevertheless probably want your beloved device within easy reach when you’re driving. That’s where a dashboard mount comes to the rescue. While there are plenty of options out there, one of the very best — and also the most affordable — are RAM Mounts, which offer such a firm grip that they’re often used by pilots in the cockpit. You’ll find a nice selection available from aircraft part supplier AERO In Stock.
The Bottom Line
By definition, accessories are optional — which means you don’t absolutely need to get them. But then again, you don’t need to get icing on a birthday cake, either. But if course you wouldn’t dream of doing otherwise, since you want the full package. The same goes for your iPad mini, and the above accessories will help you get more value, productivity and fun out of your purchase. Happy shopping!
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